Lancaster University Fellowship awarded to Waikato historian

28 October 2014

Catharine Coleborne

Waikato historian: Professor Catharine Coleborne is the recipient of a research fellowship from Lancaster University.

Professor Catharine Coleborne, from the University of Waikato, has been awarded one of two research fellowships for 2014/15 at Lancaster University’s Centre for Mobilities Research (CeMoRe).

Pennie Drinkall, from CeMoRe, commented that the centre was overwhelmed by the response from their call for CemoRe Fellowships 2014/15.

“There was an extremely strong field with many excellent contenders which made our task doubly difficult,” she says.

Look into colonial Australia and New Zealand

Professor Coleborne is the Convenor of the History programme within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Waikato. Her research will look at the use of the analytical concept of mobility as it applies to the histories of immigrants in the world of colonial Australia and New Zealand, as well as how it speaks to the work of CeMoRe researchers interested in migrants, movement, their stories and histories, and to mobility as it is examined by immigration scholars.

The fellowship also provides her with an opportunity to test her new work which focuses on the regulation of mobility in colonial Australia and New Zealand in a social science research context. Professor Coleborne will work with Professor Lynne Pearce from Lancaster University’s English department.

One-month fellowship

During the one-month fellowship in early 2015, as part of the expectations of the position, Professor Coleborne also plans to blog about her research, offer a graduate master class, and enhance existing connections between New Zealand’s esocsci Mobilities Network and the CeMoRe at Lancaster University.

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